Phoenix Aggravated DUI Defense Lawyer

Helping Clients Avoid Serious Penalties for Alleged Drunk Driving

If you have been charged with aggravated driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona, you could be facing serious consequences, including imprisonment, a felony criminal record, license revocation and forfeiture of your vehicle. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.

I am Zach Murphy, a Phoenix aggravated DUI defense attorney serving clients throughout the metro area. As a former Maricopa County prosecutor who has been practicing law in Arizona since 2002, I have the experience to effectively defend clients against these serious charges.

Understanding and Fighting Aggravated DUI Charges in Arizona

Although drunk driving is a serious offense in all cases, most DUI charges are misdemeanors, carrying relatively minor criminal penalties. Aggravated DUI, on the other hand, is a felony, carrying harsher penalties. There are several different types of aggravated DUI, including:

  • Committing DUI while driving on a suspended license
  • Committing a third or subsequent DUI within seven years
  • Committing DUI with a child under the age of 15 in the car
  • Committing DUI while under an order to use an ignition interlock device

If you retain me to defend you against aggravated DUI charges, I will carefully explore all of your criminal defense options, including challenging the evidence against you, asserting a defense against the charges, and negotiating to allow you to plead guilty to a lesser charge.

Arizona Felony DUI Defense Attorney · 602-788-2188

If you are facing felony charges for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Arizona, I can protect your rights and fight to avoid or reduce the penalties you face. To schedule a free consultation, please contact my Scottsdale office at 602-788-2188 or by e-mail.